Antigua, West Indies Yeamans
Ladies & Gentlemen, I see this is a relatively new Forum, but would like to see if any of you can help me with some research on an unrelated CRUMP family.
Briefly, there were Crumps in both England and Ireland in the mid to late 1600's. I am trying to see if they are connected. One of the common denominators is the name YEAMANS.
On the Isle of Antigua in 1696 was a John Yeamans, as you all know. In Bristol, England, there was a Robert Yeamons who was a Merchant who entered into contracts with some of the Crumps in the 1650's.
So, the question is, is John a son or relative of Robert? Many of those on Antigua were Irish, including Nathaniel Crump, who signed the Oath Rolls with John Yeamans in 1696. A probable brother to my ancestor, Adam Crump, was Father Nicholas Crump, a priest on Antigua and later Montserrat, who died in the late 1660's. The Crump family was active on Antigua and Guadulope until well after 1700. Them my ancestors show up in Maryland and Virginia.
The final question is: Is there any possibility that the Yeamans were Catholic? Many fled both England and Ireland in the 1600's becasee of that and ended up in the Caribbean, America, and mainland Europe.
I look forward to working with all of you if you have any interest. Thanks, Ed Crump, Jr.